Office of Research
Caseload Statistics


Lifer Hearings

(Includes initial hearings, progress, rescission, and subsequent hearings.)

Year Hearings
1997 2,297
1998 2,191
1999 1,953
2000 2,179
2001 3,645
2002 4,826
2003 4,498

Revocation Hearings

(Includes revocation, extension and postponed hearings)

Fiscal Year Hearings
1997 - 1998 33,429
1998 - 1999 34,367
1999 - 2000 37,851
2000 - 2001 40,420
2001 - 2002 38,934
2002 - 2003 43,599

MDO Hearings

(Includes placement, certification & annual review hearings)

Fiscal Year Cases Hearings
1997 - 1998 345 749
1999 - 2000 481 925
2000 - 2001 342 786
2002 - 2003 325 772
2003 - 2004 218 513 * As of 1/31/04

SVP Hearings

Since the inception of the SVP commitment process on January 1, 1996, the Board has investigated 4,985 cases and conducted 1,356 probable cause hearings. Since the program began, 451 patients have been committed by the California courts.

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